Jessica Hess

Associate Director / Instructor

Jessica has 17 years of dance experience in a variety of disciplines and 5 years of teaching all age groups. She originated in a family owned studio in northwest NY which provided her the opportunity to perform on multiple cruises and at Disney World. Her true loves are animals (especially horses) and dance. She took dance classes through college while studying veterinary medicine technology and now has a career in emergency vet medicine. She has been in North Carolina since 2014 and has finally found a home at Be Famous Dance Center.

Ms. Jessica is celebrating her 1st season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.

Destiny Dennis

Associate Director / Instructor / Competition Choreographer

Destiny Dennis is from China Grove, North Carolina. This is where she first dreamed of being a dancer and a dance teacher. She spent 15 years dancing competitively with a studio in China Grove where she studied jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, gymnastics, improv, hip hop, and contemporary. She won numerous awards and titles and also had the chance to travel all over the United States. After graduating high school, her dream of becoming a dance teacher came true. She worked with a studio in Wadesboro for a year teaching recreational ballet, jazz, and tumbling. Her experiences led her to Be Famous Dance Center where she choreographed 3 recreational dances consisting of senior hip hop, mini ballet, and tiny gymnastics. She also taught 4 competitive solos of jazz and lyrical. When dance doesn't completely consume Destiny's life, you can find her teaching 3rd grade at a nearby public school.

Ms. Destiny is celebrating her 4th season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.

Crystal Wilson

Associate Director / Instructor / Competition Choreographer

*Certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) Instructor*

Crystal has been dancing for 24 years, and teaching for 15 years. She studied ballet and pointe extensively, training in the Royal Academy and Cecchetti methods and examinations, receiving high honors. Crystal performed many roles in the Union County Youth Ballet's Nutcracker Ballet, including Snow Queen, Arabian, and Dew Drop. With UCYB, she also performed the roles of the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz, and The Summer Fairy in Cinderella. Crystal has also studied jazz, tap, contemporary, and modern, and participated in many workshops and master classes with the likes of Alex Little, Doug Caldwell, David Wilcox, Suzy Miller, Mark Meismer, Mariclair Miranda of Columbia City Ballet, and Sandra Burnham of the Royal Academy of Dance.

Crystal's students and choreography have been recognized at many regional dance competitions for "Best Choreography" and performance and entertainment awards.

Crystal feels incredibly blessed to be able to teach and share her passion for dance, and hopes to inspire all of her students to be their best.

Ms. Crystal is celebrating her 5th season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.

Megan Hildreth Hertzog

Owner / Director / Instructor / Competition Choreographer

*Certified Acrobatic Arts M1 & M2 Instructor*

*Certified Alixa Flexibility Instructor M1 & M2*

*Certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) Instructor*

2017 National Teacher of the Year

Megan has been dancing and professionally performing for over 25 years and attended the California Pacific College of Performing Arts. Megan is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, cheer, and gymnastics. As a dancer, she has won many regional and national titles at various dance competitions across the country and her competition choreography has also won many awards. Megan has held teaching positions at D & S Talent, The Young Americans, Carolina Dance Company, Eddie Mabry Talent, Fascinating Rhythm Studio, and is the local franchise owner of Webby Dance Company.

She has performed with Disney Channel star Ashley Argota, Brandon Jarrett, and Royal Caribbean Stars at Sea, as well as performances with Disneyland, Tokyo Disney, The Singing Christmas Tree, The Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, and several events with JBP Entertainment. She has also appeared in the video - Heidi Jarrett’s Fuzion. Megan was a member of The Young Americans in California for 3 years. During her time with The Young Americans, she was a cast member for USA, Japan, and Germany tours where she taught classes at all conventions, as well as assisted master teachers at Dance Excellence in Los Angeles.

Hannah Haigler

Competition Choreographer / Guest Instructor

Hannah has spent the past fifteen years training and performing in the styles of: tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, pointe, acro, and musical theatre, with tap being her favorite. She was a member of the competition team at both Carolina Dance Company and Be Famous Dance Center, and won many scholarships and regional and national awards for solos, duets, trios, and group dances. Hannah has trained not only in the studio, but also at dance conventions, where she has taken class from many different choreographers, with her favorites being: Justin GIles, Kathryn McCormick, Dejan Tubic, April Cook, and Brooke Paulsen-Zelus. She has accompanied many of the Be Famous staff as a demonstrator at certification courses such as: Acrobatic Arts and Alixa Flexibility. Hannah has performed at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, and in the halftime show for the Harlem Globetrotters at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Hannah was a student assistant at both Carolina Dance Company and Be Famous Dance Center, and is super excited to begin choreographing and teaching on her own this season! Hannah will be continuing her education at Wingate University starting next Spring.

Miss Hannah is celebrating her 1st season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.

Kim Engles

Associate Director / Instructor / Choreographer

Bio Coming Soon.

Ms. Kim is celebrating her 1st season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.

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Stephanie Whited

Associate Director / Instructor / Competition Choreographer

Stephanie has been dancing since she was three years old. Her dance training is in tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pointe, and modern techniques. She spent nine years competing both regionally and nationally while earning numerous awards and honors. She has performed for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Knot's Berry Farms, Disney Land, and Carowinds, as well as Dance Excellence convention in Los Angeles, California. She is a recent graduate from Appalachian State University where she received training in modern dance and dance pedagogy. She was a member of the Entropy Dance crew at ASU, and also led a dance team at Keele University, whilst studying in the UK.

Ms. Stephanie is celebrating her 5th season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.

Jillian Tucker

Assistant Instructor / Office Assistant

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Mrs. Jillian is celebrating her 4th season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.

Wanda Sherrod

Office Assistant

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Mrs. Wanda is celebrating her 2nd season on staff with Be Famous Dance Center.